Setting up telecommunication networks in urban and rural areas sometimes becomes a major problem. It becomes a very demanding project because of the limited space available for cabling the way throughout. This could only be achieved either by developing a route through the underground path or making space for the cabling on the existing infrastructure.
Expansion of network in telecommunication
Microduct cables provide a third solution to the existing problems. These cables are actually built directly to ground or on duct routes. Telecommunication industry actually works on the expansion of the network. The point at which the network becomes limited actually stops the generation of revenue and provides a deadlock. Microduct cables allow the flexibility of expansion of the desired network.
Following are some of the micro-duct cables
1) Micro cable
Micro cable is a fiber optical cable used in micro-ducts. The optical fiber is enclosed inside a core tube, covered by the strength members and the outer sheath. The outer sheath consists of UV-resistant black polyethylene compound.
2) Micro 2,5 mm cable
This Micro cable ranging with a diameter of 2 to 5 mm. It contains fibers from 2-12 fibers for micro duct installations. The outer sheath consists os UV-resistant black polyethylene compound. The maximum length offered by the cable is 4000 meters with a minimum bending radius ranging from 25mm to 50 mm.
3) Flex Micro Cable
Flex Micro cable is a single-mode optical fiber cable using in micro duct cables. Fiber installed inside the cable is present in fiber modules. Fiber is walled inside in thin walled tubes made of soft polyester elastomer material. Plastic fillers and glass fiber reinforced plastic strengthen the flex micro cable. Dry water blocking elements are applied in the cable core. A non-metallic rip cord is also applied to it enclosed in the outer sheath. Nominal sheath thickness is 0, 6 mm.